View Full Version : XC50 when ?

09-11-2005, 12:38 PM
Any clues when the xc50 will be launched ?

2005, 2006, 2007 ??


09-11-2005, 01:01 PM
It was due to be launched next year but the new XC70 / Ford Freestyle was to come first. Of course the XC50 is based on the V50 which has a lot of problems with it at the moment,(front seats working loose from their moorings in the floor, etc, etc) again all known faults to Volvo. The new 30 range is due out next year, god knows what problems that will bring with it, maybe it could be the final nail in Volvo's coffin, if they keep on churning out faulty,sorry unreliable cars.

09-11-2005, 01:03 PM
Or is it called an XC60? I am confused, XC50 or XC60??
Thanks, Lee

09-11-2005, 01:43 PM
All XC (Cross Country's) are odd numbers XC90, XC70, XC50, XC30.

Saloons are evens S80, S60, S40, S20??

V's (Wagons) mainly follow the odd numbers, now that the V40 is going going gone...

R's (Racing) can be any number V or S model

H (Hatchback) the newest of the range will start with the H30, looking a bit like the old Volvoised DAF.



09-12-2005, 08:40 PM
Thank you. I would purchase an XC 50 today, and dump the Ford Escape.

09-12-2005, 11:15 PM
[pico] Volvo XC50 (small XC70) will be introduced mid 2006 and they will have to, if you look at the line-up of competition in 2006:
- facelift BMW X3
- facelift Landrover Freelander
- new Opel Frontera
- Audi Q5

They will have to introduce the XC50 in 2006.....my guess is at the carshow in Geneva, March 2006

05-22-2006, 10:13 PM
According to The dutch newspaper 'Telegraaf'
There has been given a green light for the building of The upcoming XC50.
It is most likely going to be build in Gent, Belgium.

here's the link: [thumbup]
use a web translator.

05-25-2006, 01:54 AM
Interesting to see the new Freelander that allegedly shares alot of components with the xc50


06-27-2006, 02:01 PM

If you can stand it, a bunch of data (but not all on the Land Rover Freelander (LR2) in USA.

08-07-2006, 02:27 PM
go to this link to see that Volvo has not killed the XC50-yet. Who knows when.

Ken from RI
09-28-2006, 02:32 PM
Saw a XC 50 yesterday driving in Providence yesterday. It did have RI plates on it.

09-29-2006, 03:23 AM
Or is it called an XC60? I am confused, XC50 or XC60??
Thanks, Lee

See Lee, a XC50 has been spotted in real life which still leads me to believe that there will not be a XC60. But at least it is leaning towards a 50 at the present.

09-29-2006, 03:37 AM
Saw a XC 50 yesterday driving in Providence yesterday. It did have RI plates on it.

I'm suspecting you may have seen the Land Rover LR2 not the Volvo xc50. The Land Rover LR2 which is being driven around LR dealers in NE at this time so that they may get a look see at the upcoming model.

10-01-2006, 07:21 PM
Article on new XC60.


Best I can tell is that the new XC60 is to be built in Gent, and is on the same platform as you guys know. (Freelander, etc.)

Det står nu helt klart att Volvos nya kompakta suv ska heta XC60. Den blir tekniskt en systerbil till nya Land Rover Freelander och Ford Focus SUV, men liknar till det yttre snarast en förminskad XC90.
XC60 får samma fyrhjulsdrift från Haldex som i Freelander och motorerna blir desamma som i S40/V50.
Den bil som ställs ut i Detroit kommer att kallas koncept, och blir säkerligen lite tuffare än seriebilen, vilken lanseras först ett år senare, som till modellåret 2008.
XC60 blir en genuint svensk bil, men den ska byggas i Gent i Belgien.

11-26-2006, 05:05 PM
Its gone very quiet on this thread. Perhaps Volvo become a little too sensitive with the next gen xc70 getting plastered all over the web.
Detroit in in a few weeks......hopefully they'll roll out of the concept then

12-13-2006, 04:22 AM
Volvo reportedly going to display a concept at the Detroit Auto show next month.